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Applied Science Basildon Campus Southend Campus

This course will give you an in-depth general knowledge of science and help you learn what it would be like to work in a science-related field

Overview
  • chemistry and our Earth
  • energy and our universe
  • biology and our environment
  • investigating a crime scene
Why should I do this course? 

To develop more in-depth knowledge of science and to learn what it would be like to work in a science-related field

How will my work be assessed? 

Through a range of assessment techniques which may include coursework and examinations.

What can I do after this? 

After successful completion of the course, you may progress to the College’s BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Applied Science or Forensic Science.

What else 
  • use the excellent learning resources in the College's science centre
  • take part in educational trips
Entry requirements 
  • GCSE grade D or above in maths, science at grade D or above, and English at grade E or above, or
  • Applied Science Level 1 Diploma (or equivalent) and maths and English at entry 3
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references

Open Event - Basildon Campus

Tuesday, 08 November 2016
Wednesday, 01 February 2017
Wednesday, 14 June 2017

South Essex College

This open event is a great way to get an idea of what it is like to study here at South Essex College. You can see the teaching rooms, facilities and equipment first-hand, talk to the tutors about the courses you’re interested in, and have a tour of the whole Campus to get a feel for the place.

There are lots of our current students helping on the night, so you can talk to them about what they think of life at the College.

If you need information on careers, funding, travel, or any other advice, our Student Services team are available to talk to you one-to-one.

Open Event - Southend Campus

Thursday, 06 October 2016
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Wednesday, 08 March 2017

South Essex College

This open event is a great way to get an idea of what it is like to study here at South Essex College. You can see the teaching rooms, facilities and equipment first-hand, talk to the tutors about the courses you’re interested in, and have a tour of the whole Campus to get a feel for the place.

Venue
Basildon Campus (Nethermayne)
Starts
Monday, September 5, 2016
Attendance
Full time
Duration
1 year
Provision
School leavers
Course code
6432SPL2-Y01B
Cost
£0
Cost details
FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
Basildon Campus (Nethermayne)
Address
Nethermayne
Basildon
SS16 5NN
Venue
Southend Campus (Luker Road)
Starts
Monday, September 5, 2016
Attendance
Full time
Duration
1 year
Provision
School leavers
Course code
6432SPL2-Y01S
Cost
£0
Cost details
FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
Southend Campus (Luker Road)
Address
Luker Road
SS1 1ND

The latest

My story Luke Footman
English Literature A-level
Media Studies A-level
Drama and Theatre Studies A-level

Luke Footman

My name is Luke Footman, I am 19 years old, I studied English Literature, Media studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, with an Extended Qualification at South Essex College from 2013 until 2015 and this is my story.

I am from East London and I decided to study at South Essex College because I wanted a fresh start in a new place. The college was nice and I knew a lot of people that were going there already.

A year ago, while at college, I volunteered for a theatre school where I ran the marketing and advertising team on their professional performances. I worked on and with radio stations, press releases, poster design, set design, costume and marketing.  I learnt the value of working as a member of the team in a stressful environment and I gained an understanding of the process of the media in a theatre production.

I joined the Jack Petchey Foundation where I volunteered for several huge events such as The Evening Standard press party and The Glee Club at the O2 arena. I have also written several blogs for the foundation.

I have now joined a charity called ‘vInspired Team V’, which is an innovative group of young volunteers who run several campaigns on social and political matters. I have run three successful campaigns on food poverty, young careers, and where do young people stand in today’s politics.

The College also let me take around four weeks off to do an internship at Attitude magazine. The College worked out a way to get my work sent to me whilst doing the internship. The experience confirmed that I wanted to be in the media industry and I am thankful that the College allowed me to do it. I met some amazing people at College that I still talk to today.

Since completing my course I have begun my BA Hons joint degree in English Language, Communications with Media. My interest began when I opened my own theatre school, The Luke Footman School of Performing Arts, where I started using skills I had gained from past volunteering experiences.

I won the very first Wanna be an Entrepreneur competition of a £5,000 business package.

While I was at College I did over 300 hours of voluntary work  and in 2013 I joined Alphabet Agency where I have taken part in several professional projects, such as, filming and commercials.

I have just finished filming a TV drama series where I gained an insight into the camera work, professional behaviour, and working as an ensemble. I was also a student ambassador at South Essex College for two years and was involved in events management, open evenings, events, and programmes.

After completing the degree I would like to work abroad within different media forms such as writing or designing.

Confidence is a big part of interviews and talking to someone effortlessly. I think once you start at South Essex College you’re spoken to like an adult and you start to present yourself in a more mature manner. I have always found it strange how we act so immature in secondary school and in a matter of months we become adults.

Educating yourself is probably the most valuable commodity you can ever have. So many people around the world don’t get the opportunities that we have such has free education and you can become an independent person and you won’t have to rely on anyone but yourself. The College also help with other things, for example I was travelling every day from London and the College gave me generous bursaries to help me with travel expenses and food which allowed me to continue volunteering. If this money wasn’t available I would had to have given up these amazing experiences and I might not have opened my own school or done so many amazing things.

The equipment I used at College is pretty similar to what I have since used. All the editing and design work I did for the Luke Footman School of Performing Arts was done on programmes I used in AS media, such as Indesign, Photoshop, Flash, etc. English literature helped massively with my dyslexia, I learnt how to read books quickly and through reading my sense of words and spelling has improved. 

South Essex College has amazing facilities and the teachers give you all the help you could need. Although you’re there to learn, having fun at the same time really does help.

Key facts

  • Science (General)
  • Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • Applied Science Level 2
  • Health, Care and Science

Prospectus

Apprenticeship Booklet